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JTB Singapore
391 Orchard Road, Takashimaya Shopping Center Ngee Ann City #03-11C, Singapore 238872

SGD 5,288

9days

Group Tours

Highlights

Unique experiences:
Daruma Painting Experience, Ashikaga Flower Park Winter Illumination, Strawberry Picking (30min), Yubatake & Saino Kawara Park at Kusatsu Onsen, Shuzenji Shizen Park, Dogashima Cruise (50min)

Sightseeing & Shopping Experiences:
Kawagoe Town, Shorinzan Daruma Temple, Ikaho Onsen Town, Snow Monkey Park, Matsumoto Castle, Gotemba Premium Outlets, Oshino Hakkai Village, Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium, Mishima Sky Walk

Special Gourmet Delights:
Sumptuous Japanese multi-course dinner Japanese Kaiseki or buffet in Ryokans/Hotels, local delights at the restaurant

Hotel / Ryokan Stays:
04 nights of authentic Japanese Onsen experience in Ikaho Onsen, Karuizawa, Kamisuwa & Izu. 03 nights of centrally located hotels in Izu &Tokyo

Itinerary

Day 1 Singapore – Tokyo 新加坡 - 東京
JL712 SIN-NRT 0820-1605
Hotel: Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba or similar / Western room 
Meal: Meal On Board / - / D
Upon arrival at Narita Airport, coach transfer to Tokyo and have dinner [Chanko Hotpot Course] at a local restaurant before heading to the hotel for check-in.

Day 2 Tokyo – Kawagoe – Ikaho Onsen  東京 - 川越 - 伊香保温泉
Hotel: Kishigon Ryokan or similar / Japanese room 
Meal: B / L / D
After breakfast, transfer to Kawagoe and visit Kawagoe Old Town (川越). Its main street, lined with Kurazukuri (clay-walled warehouse-styled) buildings, retains an ambiance reminiscent of an old town from the Edo Period and allows you to imagine the streets from past centuries. After lunch [Sashimi & Tempura Set] at a local restaurant, proceed to Shorinzan Darumaji Temple (少林山達磨寺). This temple was built in 1697 and is purported to be the place where Japanese daruma dolls originated. These popular bearded dolls are lucky charms. Traditionally, you make a wish and fill one of their eyes, and when it comes true, you fill the other eye. At the end of the year, you bring the doll back to the shrine and burn it. Today, you will have get to experience the Daruma Painting. After that, let’s head to Ashikaga Flower Park Winter Illumination (あしかがフラワーパーク). The illumination event has over 4.5 million lights that decorate the gardens. The display was awarded a gold prize for being the number one illumination display in the country. Their gardens are adorned with thousands of lights, original wisteria light tunnels, and other themed sets. Finally, transfer to Ikaho Onsen for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] at the hotel restaurant and don’t forget to pamper yourself in the onsen at the hotel.

Day 3 Ikaho onsen – Numata – Kusatsu Onsen – Karuizawa 伊香保温泉 - 沼田 - 草津温泉 - 軽井沢
Hotel: Karuizawa Prince Hotel West or similar / Western room 
Meal: B / L / D
After breakfast, stroll in Ikaho Onsen town. Next, the Strawberry orchard is waiting for you! Enjoy Strawberry Picking (30min) which is just in season! After lunch [Japanese Set] at a local restaurant, continue your journey at Yubatake (湯畑) - the symbol of Kusatsu and one of the resort's main sources of hot spring water and and Saino Kawara Park (西の河原公園) at Kusatsu Onsen. Finally, transfer to Karuizawa for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Western Set] at the hotel restaurant and don’t forget to pamper yourself in the onsen at the hotel.

Day 4 Karuizawa – Yudanaka – Nagano – Matsumoto – Kamisuwa 軽井沢 - 湯田中温泉 - 長野 - 松本 -上諏訪 
Hotel: Shinyu / Beniya or similar / Japanese room 
Meal: B / L / D
This morning, stray your day at Snow Monkey Park (地獄谷野猿公苑). It offers visitors the unique experience of seeing wild monkeys bathing in a natural hot spring. Accustomed to humans, the monkeys can be observed from a very close distance and are especially photogenic when the area is covered in snow. Thereafter, proceed to local restaurant for lunch [Soba Set]. After lunch, transfer to Matsumoto and visit Matsumoto Castle (松本城). One of Japan's most complete and beautiful original castles still in place today. At the end of the day, transfer to Kamisuwa for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] at the hotel.

Day 5 Kamisuwa – Gotemba – Shuzenji – Izu 上諏訪 - 御殿 - 修善寺 - 伊豆
Hotel: Sunvalley Izu Nagaoka or similar / Japanese Western room
Meal: B / - / D
After breakfast this morning, you will visit Oshino Hakkai Village (忍野八海). The eight lakes are filled with snow melt from the nearby Mt. Fuji filtered with the porous layers of lava which results in very clear spring water. Following that, head to Gotemba Premium Outlets (プレミアム・アウトレット) for shopping and lunch will be at your own expense here. After that, transfer to Shuzenji and enjoy the autumn leaves at Shuzenji Shizen Park (修善寺自然公園). Filled with over 1,000 maple trees, enjoy the vibrant colours with Mt. Fuji behind on clear, sunny days. Finally, head to the hotel for check in and dinner [Buffet].

Day 6 Izu – Mishima – Tokyo 伊豆 - 三島 - 東京
Hotel: Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba or similar / Western room 
Meal: B / L / -
This morning, transfer to Dogashima and board the Dogashima Cruise (堂ヶ島クルーズ). The 50 minute ride will take you along the beautiful shoreline as well as the mystical Tensodo Cave with the light shining through the skylight, hues of blue and more. Next, transfer to Numazu, where you will have lunch [Seafood Shabu-Shabu] at a local restaurant before heading to the Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium (沼津港深海水族館). It is the world’s first aquarium to specialise in deep-sea exhibits. Highlights include: marine life near Suruga Bay, Deep Sea Planetarium and prehistoric coelacanth. After that, transfer to Mishima Sky Walk (三島スカイウォーク). The 400m suspension bridge is a picturesque scenery spot with a chance to see Mt. Fuji on clear days. Next, transfer to Tokyo for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at your own expense during free & easy time in Tokyo city.

 

Day 7 Tokyo東京
Hotel: Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba or similar / Western room 
Meal: B / - / -
Enjoy your full day free & easy time in Tokyo City.

Day 8 Tokyo – Singapore東京 - 新加坡
Meal: B / - / -
JL0711 NRT-SIN 1800-0055

After breakfast, free at your own leisure until departure.

Bid farewell to Japan this morning as we depart for Singapore. We hope that you have enjoyed this vacation with JTB and we look forward to helping you create your next perfect moments, always!

Day 9 Singapore新加坡
Arrive Singapore

All the photos are for illustration purposes only
The itinerary is subject to change due to weather condition
* Meals indicated are for reference only and are subject to change
* Flight schedule is subject to change

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